“Take a moment to imagine that there is an emergency, like a fire in your home, and you need to leave quickly. What are the best escape routes from your home? Find at least two ways out of each room. Now, write it down — you’ve got the beginning of a plan.”—The American Red Cross
This quote from the American Red Cross show what it takes to start an emergency plan. How ready are you? Find out by taking the Red Cross’ Readiness Quotient. Find out your score to see if you would know what to do if there was a disaster.
Part of your emergency plan should a list of contacts. Find one here that you can print, fill out, and give to every member of your family to keep with them at all times.
Families can work together in creating a safety plan with these worksheets. It includes tips on how to make an escape route, safety checklist, and games for children.
The American Red Cross has also made an instructional video, which is hosted by Cheyenne, a popular Latino singer. The video helps one know how to make a kit, a plan, and be ready.
There are professionals who can assist individuals and businesses recover from a disaster. Learn more about disaster recovery services and making your own disaster kit and family plan.